Sailing has contributed to many of the great explorations in the world’s history. With a rich history of maritime culture surrounding our Ogunquit Maine Hotel, there is no better way to take a step back in time than by sailing the most beautiful place by the sea. Just north in Kennebunkport there is the “First Families” exhibit. You can explore the homes and the stories of sea captains and shipbuilders from the 1800’s. Steps away from Kennebunkport, the Landing School in Arundel Maine continues the tradition held at “The Landing” since the 1600’s as they pass down the artistry of wooden boat building and showcase their fine woodworking skills.
With Perkins Cove in the heart of Ogunquit and real Maine lobstering occurring every day, it’s no wonder that taking to the sea has been a favorite pass time to so many visitors. When you join us at our Maine hotel, here are our Best Sailing Experiences in Ogunquit:
The Gift. Captain Steven Perkins continues a family tradition of 200 years with his connection to the sea. The Passport 40 is a world class sailing yacht with luxurious amenities accommodating 12 passengers. The Gift operates Memorial Day through Columbus day and is available for a variety of charter and sailing options allowing you to explore the rugged coast of Maine as you experience marine life such as dolphins, seals and whales. A day aboard an Ogunquit Maine Sailboat is truly a Gift.
Silverlining Sailing. Whether you’re an old hand at sailing or just looking to give it a try aboard the Silverlining feel free to take the wheel, hand a line or sit back with a glass of wine as the sun sets over the beautiful Perkins Cove. Built in 1939 this 42 foot Sparkman & Stephens classic was built entirely of wood and bronze by a Maine boat builder. Let the Silverlining be the backdrop for an everlasting memory of Ogunquit Maine!
Cricket. Enjoy intimate views of Ogunquit’s summer homes, private coves aboard the Cricket with Perkins Cove native, Captain Grant Hubbard. The Cricket is an authentic replica of a “No Man’s Land” boat designed for coastal lobstering around the 1850’s, the hull consist of pine plants, oak frames and copper rivets with 2 big ash oars in place of an engine. The daily sailing trips depart from Perkins Cove daily. Sailing is great fun, but when it comes to resting your head there nowhere better than meadowmere to stay!